Today at Intermot, Triumph unveiled not one, but three new Bonneville variants: the Bonneville Spirit, Bonneville T214, and the Bonneville Newchurch.

Bonneville Spirit

Bonneville Spirit Video_feature

The Bonneville Spirit pays homage to the 1950s Bonnevilles, but of course adds modern technology to the mix. The most striking feature is the unique Spirit Blue / New England White paint scheme which adorns the fuel tank and rear mudguard.  White stitching has been used  to decorate the part-textured seat cover, and contrasts with the Jet Black paint that has been applied to the side panel and front mudguard. Instead of the traditional chrome Triumph badge, the Spirit uses the latest Triumph script on the fuel tank.

Handlebars, mirror housings, engine covers, wheel rims and hubs all get the blacked-out look on the Bonnie Spirt. It also gets stubby silencers from the Bonneville that accent the custom look the bike is modeled after. A compact black headlight from the Scrambler and a rear mudguard from the Thruxton complete the look.

Bonneville T214

Pressekonferenz Triumph, Bonneville T214, Halle 9

The Limited Edition Bonneville T214 celebrates the achievements of Texas-born racer Johnny Allen, and his record-breaking Triumph-powered Cee-Gar streamliner which, in 1956, set the first of many land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats by recording a two-way average of 214.4mph. The now-classic 1959 Triumph Bonneville was named in tribute to the Texas Cee-Gar team’s record-setting efforts.

The new Bonneville T214 Limited Edition pays homage to Allen’s remarkable land speed record achievement. The hand painted Caspian Blue and Pure White color scheme complete with red and white checker detailing echoes that of the 1956 Texas Cee-Gar. The front fender shares the same white star motif from the nosecone of the streamliner.  The shortened rear mudguard combined with blacked out wheel rims, handlebars, and rear suspension springs add to the authentic look which is complimented with red seat stitching detail and a smaller front headlight.

Only 1000 T214 Bonnevilles will be available worldwide.

Bonneville Newchurch

Pressekonferenz Triumph, Bonneville, Newchurch, Halle 9

The Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition pays homage to a small town in Austria that hosts the largest Triumph party in the world. Here, thousands of Triumph fans descend to celebrate their love of the brand and the bikes they own. Featuring everything from outrageous customs to an off-road drag race known as “The Rumble,” the town of Neukirchen has its name changed to Newchurch for the weeklong Tridays party.

Each fuel tank is hand painted with a design that highlights the Bonnie’s iconic lines while also sporting the new Triumph logo. Available in a choice of Cranberry Red/Pure White or Sapphire Blue/Pure White, featuring hand painted black detailing, the Bonneville Newchurch wears blacked-out mudguards, headlamp bowl, handlebars, mirrors and springs which deliver a custom look. All black, seven-spoke cast wheels feature a hand painted pinstripe around the rims.

Follow the rest of our 2014 Intermot Show coverage for more information on new 2015 motorcycle announcements.

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  • JMDonald

    Who doesn’t like the Bonneville?

    • Old MOron

      Actually, I’ve never been a fan of the New Bonnie. Not sure why.
      I think maybe it was a let down after the W650, and I never got over it.
      But that Bonneville Spirit is a fine looking bike. I thought Guzzi’s V7 Classic was the best looking retro cycle, but the Spirit is making me waver.

      • JMDonald

        I love the Bonneville. I really love the V7. It is lighter and has shaft drive. I still love the Bonney.

        • Old MOron

          Hmm, I suppose you voted “Better Together,” eh?
          Just kidding you, mate. I have a few friends who love their Bonnies. And when I rode one, I enjoyed it.

          • JMDonald

            The Bonneville is my idea stylistically of what a motorcycle should be. Technically it could use some updating and would benefit from the new technologies. I would love it more if it weighed less. Scotland is Scotland in name only. They had a chance to reclaim their identity. They chose not to and are forever lost because of it.

          • Doc Nick

            Damn shame about Scotlandshire. Maybe oneday…

  • Luke

    I thought there was going to be a new Bonny platform this year?

  • Massively disappointing offerings from Triumph. This, along with the Ace Cafe Thruxton they unveiled a few weeks ago, is putting lipstick on a too-old pig. I love the look of the Bonneville (I especially like that Newchurch model) but it desperately needs to be updated, if not simply with ABS to make it ready for 2016 EU regulations. Compare this to the Ducati Scrambler and Triumph should be covering their faces in embarrassment.

    • JP

      The Bonneville is a solid bike (had one), but it’s definitely facing stiffer competition right now. The Ducati Scrambler looks awesome, and I can’t believe the price.

      The V7 now has ABS too.

      Competition is a good thing, and I hope Triumph is going to address this sooner than later….

      That said, anyone looking for a bike under $9,000 dollars has incredible options that were not there 5 years ago( adjusted for inflation).

      • rudedog4

        I love my 2012 Bonneville. Having said that, Triumph should really add a sixth gear and ABS as an option.

    • roma258

      Agreed, Triumph needs to step their game up. There is a hole in the market right now for simple, stylish bikes that still have good power and quality components. Ducati jumped right into that hole and Triumph should follow suit.

    • Crickets


      The Duc Scrambler is upping the game and Triumph is turning into HD. They make great looking old-tech bikes, fine, but they’re looking as old as the Golden Girls.

      Love the new paint, but I’ll take the Urban Enduro, thanks.

  • SXV 550

    In the face of the awesome new Ducati scrambler these lame “bold new graphics” updates aren’t even worth considering. Underpowered, overweight and under sprung. These were a decent option maybe 6 years ago.

    • Luke

      I agree whole heartedly with you and Chris above. The bonny needs to go on a diet at the very least and could use a power bump of at least 10hp to make it a more able cruiser if need be. I think the Duc Scrambler is amazing, but I wouldn’t want to put bags on it and go for long rides. The Bonny leaves open that option, but it needs the power I think for longer rides with gear in tow.

      Plus, they haven’t given anyone a reason to buy new for a long time. You can pick up a used Fuel Injected bonney for cheap, and be on a bike that is functionally exactly the same as the modern one.

      • SXV 550

        That’s a good point. Most Bonnie’s I see for sale have some distance gear included (screen and bags). However for a mostly urban bike that’s def not enough to sway me especially given the similar prices.

  • Kenneth

    Triumph seems to have gotten lazy, regarding their Bonneville. I have enjoyed owning my Bonneville SE, but it is suddenly looking quite big and heavy compared to the Ducati Scrambler, and I’d certainly like to have a 6-speed and ABS, along with a longer-travel rear suspension and substantial weight reduction.

  • Doctor Fine

    I have an ’07 T100 Bonneville. It is black with hand painted factory tank with red flamed trim.

    I did an airbox delete, pipes and a re-jet and now have 70 BHP at the rear wheel if you believe the dyno. Enough power to require a racing seat with a bump to keep me from flying off the back.

    The bike does everything better than the Nortons and Bonnies I knew and had back in the 60s. I love it.

    I do long tours on it with a shield. It is a blast to cruise the mountains looking for scenic twisties to ride. It is comfortable for hours on the Interstate which you can not say that about 99% of the sporting crowd out there…

    I have upgraded the forks to cartridge emulators and Icons on the rear. Racing street tires. King and Queen seat imported from Burton Bike Bits in England. It is a GREAT all rounder now.

    Plus every old geezer (some even older than myself!) stops me in the road to tell me how much they LOVE Triumphs.

    As for these “special edition” Bonnies. Meh. Just paint.

    But I DO like those alloy wheels. Bet they track better than my chromed wire ones.

    What am I saying! I LOVE Chromed Wire Wheels!

    Give me a Bonnie! I’m feeling nostalgic…

    Best money I ever spent.

    • Paul Warrick

      To Rudedog4. The FZ7 is a great little bike but hard to compare if you’re really after a retro design. I love the Bonnies except for the bluing pipes (I know some people don’t care) and the poor power to weight ratio. Don’t expect it to be sport bike fast, but it needs a little more, and that 6th gear you mentioned.

    • Simplicitee

      Dr Fine … I also have a newer triumph and I also did most of the above “upgrades” to the stock bike and love how it rides. However I’m afraid it sort of proves the point – unfortunately, some of the competition rides as good (or better) right out of the box.

      • Doctor Fine

        Proves WHAT point? And WHAT competition? Name the bikes please.

        I have owned most of the “competition” mentioned in shootouts such as the highly touted Suzuki SV650 standard etc. And also a Harley Sportster.

        The SV was extremely twitchy and only a pretend standard as the frame was more sportbike. Only a Sportster seems to compare and it really doesn’t as I even perfectly set up mine was still a bit heavy and overly stiff.
        I deliberately chose the Bonnie because the handling is steady and unflappable and not the least bit twitchy because the Bonneville has close to 30 degrees rake.

        Could you tell me what you are comparing to a Bonneville? I think I know my bikes and for looks, frame geometry, finish, sound, feel and cool factor there is unfortunately NO COMPETITION that I know about.
        Maybe you know something I don’t. So please name the bikes that are in the same category as a Triumph.

  • Tom Dinchuk

    I’ve been riding since 1967 ( I’m 63) . I love Triumphs and have owned a bunch of them.
    I sold my 1970 Bonnie ( which I owned and maintained over 25 years). My ”new” Bonnie is a 2001 with aftermarket exhausts and rejetted carbs ( I love it). In my opinion
    a 21st century Bonnie would be lighter,water cooled and pull at least 100hp. That said;
    I think the 800 Triumph Tiger is the closest thing to a modern Bonneville .

  • Magnum045

    I like that Triumph is staying with the classic look for their bikes – although all their Models need a Ton of Chrome Added. I am not a fan of the “Black-out” look. I like the Mag wheels on the Newchurch model – but they need to be chrome. I also, like the bologna classic shaped mufflers on the Bonneville T214 model. All the gas tanks are shaped and painted nicely – but they all need the addition of the Classic Rubber Knee Pads.

  • Magnum045

    I forgot to mention – that I would prefer the bikes better if they had the old style straight Tuck and Roll style seats like they used to have in the 1960’s. I do not like the thinned out section where the driver sits.

    • Doctor Fine

      I have two of the Burton’s DS003 seats with tuck and roll. They look extremely close to the late 60s early 70s seat and are very comfortable.
      Unfortunately NO flat seat works to keep you locked on with all the extra power a New Bonneville can make with only monor mods. You really NEED a bump to hold you into a racing saddle and keep you from flying off the back when you go WOT.

  • PNUT1

    I like them.

  • Ben

    They should hire a guy like seem’s that you have the full knowledge of the Customer that like that kind of bike!
    You should cover your face with your helmet..if you have one..of course!!